Possessing a drama degree from the Catholic University of America, Washington D.C., and having undergone six weeks of special training for production interns at Walt Disney Pictures in Burbank, Marilese Schneider became a staff coordinator for Buena Vista Pictures distribution. Schneider earned her first credit as a co-producer on Disney's outdoor adventure White Fang (1991). After working briefly with another production company, Schneider teamed with Roger Donaldson and worked on features such as The Getaway (1994) and Dante's Peak (1997). ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi